Activist | Co-Founder of the WE Organization, WE Charity, ME to WE Social Enterprise, WE Day
Marc Kielburger is a New York Times bestselling author and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make “doing good, doable”. He has since inspired millions to improve their communities and the world through their actions and everyday consumer choices. Through Marc’s moving and passionate speeches, he provides insights and tangible takeaways for creating your own personal and organizational change.
Over the past two decades, Kielburger, along with his co-founder and brother Craig Kielburger, has grown the WE movement to engage 4+ million people annually in service, including 250,000 who annually earn their ticket through volunteerism to attend WE Day celebrations filling stadiums.
The Kielburgers’ pioneering social enterprise model, ME to WE, sustains the work of their charitable mission with socially-conscious products purchased by millions of consumers. Their work has resulted in a holistic development model lifting more than one million people out of poverty.
Kielburger graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has received 11 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights.
Kielburger is also the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. He was also inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world.